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CMU Greek Week Raises $30,000 for SOMICMU Greek Week Raises $30,000 for SOMI

Central Michigan University's Greek community dedicated a week of fundraising efforts toward Special Olympics Michigan this year, and exceeded expectations by raising more money than any previous year. » Full Story

Curtis Castle goes from athlete to coachCurtis Castle goes from athlete to coach

Following a tragic motorcycling accident, Area 12 lost Coach “Del” Kragt this February. With a coaching position sadly sitting open, athlete Curtis Castle rose to the occasion. » Full Story

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signs bills to remove R-Word from Michigan lawLt. Gov. Brian Calley signs bills to remove R-Word from Michigan law

Michigan has officially removed the term "retard(ed)" from state laws after Lt. Governor Brian Calley signed the bipartisan "R-Word" package of bills at Hill Auditorium in Lansing on Friday, March 28. » Full Story

One School Making a Big DifferenceOne School Making a Big Difference

JoBrighton Skills Center in Wyandotte is helping students with moderate cognitive impairments make a successful transition into the community and adult life. » Full Story

R-Word Bill Signing March 28 in LansingR-Word Bill Signing March 28 in Lansing

On Friday, March 28, Michigan will officially remove the term “retard(ed)” from state laws when Lt. Governor Brian Calley puts pen to paper on the “R-Word” package of bills at Hill Auditorium in Lansing. » Full Story

State Basketball Finals Return to Rockford March 21-22State Basketball Finals Return to Rockford March 21-22

The 2014 Special Olympics Michigan State Basketball Finals will take place Friday and Saturday March 21-22 at Rockford Public Schools. This two-day competition will bring 650 athletes, coaches and chaperones from all around Michigan to Rockford. There will also be more than 150 volunteers to provide support, encouragement and cheers! » Full Story

Emerging Leader, Michelle Palma Plays for the Love of itEmerging Leader, Michelle Palma Plays for the Love of it

At all levels, volunteers are the backbone of Special Olympics Michigan. These outstanding individuals encourage, mentor and support SOMI athletes throughout the year in a variety of aspects on and off the field. During the 2014 Unified State Basketball Finals at Western Michigan University we caught up with Emerging Leader, Michelle Palma. » Full Story

Basketball Player sees Competition as OpportunityBasketball Player sees Competition as Opportunity

Philip Kolarik of Bay City believes there is more to competitions than winning. » Full Story

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News Stories

Join us for the Breakfast of Champions on May 2 in DetroitJoin us for the Breakfast of Champions on May 2 in Detroit

Join us for the Breakfast of Champions on May 2 in Detroit » Full Story

Get Discounted Clash at Comerica Tickets for $3 EachGet Discounted Clash at Comerica Tickets for $3 Each

Get Discounted Clash at Comerica Tickets for $3 Each » Full Story

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll DriveKnights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive

The annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive is April 11-13, 2014. » Full Story

Spread the Word to End the Word 2014Spread the Word to End the Word 2014

Spread the Word to End the Word day is an ongoing effort by Special Olympics, Best Buddies and our supporters to raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the R-word and encourage people to pledge to stop using the R-word. » Full Story

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